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Justin Kuepper is an experienced financial writer, web developer and active trader specializing in global macro situations. In addition to Mitre Media, he writes for's International Investing section,, Emerging Growth Corp., and other select publications on a freelance basis.

Recent Content By Justin Kuepper
How to Invest in Commodities

What Are USDA Prospective Planting Reports?

Agricultural commodities can be difficult to predict due to unexpected weather and competing...

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What is the Commodity Channel Index (CCI)?

Traders often use mean reversion strategies to profit from volatility and momentum strategies to...


Platinum on the Rise as Investors Seek Safety

Platinum prices rose nearly 30% between January and May of this year, but recently gave up some...

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Wall St. Banks Will Miss Out on the Commodities Rally

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo told the United States Senate that the central bank...

Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

How an Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Commodities

Commodities tend to move lower when real interest rates rise, as supply increases and capital...

Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

How Is Oil Priced?

Crude oil plays a large role in both the global economy and everyday life. Each year, the world...

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Can the Crude Oil Rally Last?

Crude oil prices have rebounded sharply from their January lows to their highest levels since...


Top-Performing Commodities So Far This Year

The commodities market experienced a solid start to the year with the vast majority of asset...


Commodities Winners & Losers From a Dovish Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank would “proceed cautiously...


Chinese Growth Sends Commodities Higher

China’s economy appears to have picked up steam over the past month, according to a range of...


What’s Next for Oil After the Doha Talks?

Crude oil prices fell below $40 per barrel after key producers failed to reach an agreement to...


How Algorithms Can Affect Commodities Trading

Regulators have had their sights on automated trading since the Flash Crash in May of 2010 when...


What to Expect From This Month’s OPEC Meeting

The world’s largest oil producing nations will meet in Qatar on April 17 to determine the future...


Gold Rally Pauses After Dovish Fed Comments

Gold prices have rallied more than 15% since the beginning of the year, making it the second-best...

Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

History Repeats Itself When It Comes to Crude Oil

Crude oil has collapsed four times over the past three decades. In each case, the dramatic...


How Iran Could Jeopardize the Rise in Oil Prices

Crude oil prices fell from their three-month highs after Iran indicated that it would not agree...


Oil Prices: A Legitimate Rally or Dumb Money?

Crude oil prices have rallied between 25% and 33% over the past 30 days, according to Finviz,...


What’s Driving Commodities Higher?

Crude oil prices have rebounded from their lows of below $30 per barrel earlier this week. At the...


Crude Inventories Soar to 86-Year High – What Does It Mean?

Crude oil inventories rose 2.15 million to reach 504.1 million barrels last week, according to...


What Chesapeake’s Fall Means for Investors

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), an iconic oil and gas exploration and production company,...

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How Long Will Gold’s Rebound Last?

Gold has been a strong performer since the beginning of the year, rising about 6.2% compared to a...

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Commodities Experience a Rough Start to 2016

The commodity market had a rough start to 2016, with the majority of commodities heading lower....

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How Low Will OPEC Let Oil Prices Go?

In mid-January, crude oil prices fell below $30 per barrel for the first time since the early...

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Is There Any Good News for Oil Bulls?

Crude oil prices are rapidly approaching $30 per barrel – a price that hasn’t been seen for well...

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Where Are Commodities Headed in 2016?

The commodity supercycle that began back in the 1970s may be at an end as the GSCI Excess Return...

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Global Economic Turbulence Rattles Commodity Prices

Key Takeaway Points

  • The influx of global economic crises has had a bearish impact on numerous...

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Commodities and Trade Tariffs

An ongoing trade battle between the United States and China has magnified the impact of tariffs...

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Factors Affecting Natural Gas Prices

Like any other commodity, natural gas is influenced by the forces of supply and demand. An...

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Understanding Basis Risk

Traders venturing into the futures market for the first time need to consider the inherent risks...